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New Year. New Writing Goals.

As everyone is doing posts on New Year’s resolutions, I decided to join the fun. I’m a list maker. I even jot things down on my daily list that I’ve already…

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Little Ways to Say a Big Thank You

Today is my anniversary (happy four years, honey!) and, of course, I’m getting sappy thinking of all the fun times we’ve had so far. It’s been wonderful growing together as…

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12 Gifts for Book Lovers and Writers

First off, I will confess that I love books. I love book gifts. I love writer gifts. Bookstores make me happy, especially their writing section. If someone you love is…

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An Insider’s Guide to the Library: What Writers May Not Know!

This summer, I got the best job ever, a part-time position at my local library! Now, I get to not only write books every day, but I also get to play…

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5 Things to Remember When Writing a Novella

Now that I have my first official deadline (so excited!!!), my fingers have been burning the keyboard and I find that I am going to have to do some serious…

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Got Writer’s Block?

It seems as if I go through this with every novel I write, but this past week, I got stuck again and so, I put myself through my “out of…

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A Dreamer’s Determination

When traveling with a writer on road trips, it’s safe to bet you are going to be taking a lot of detours for those little brown plaques! This weekend, my…

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Developing a Thick Skin

This past week, I attended the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Conference. After a whirlwind of pitches and sessions and meeting authors I have come to know online, I returned…

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Conference Tips: When Your Pitch Goes Less than Perfect

Pitching your work to agents and editors is difficult and when things don’t go according to plan, it can do a number on you. So, based on my past writers…